Nationwide Personal Injury Attorneys

arthur schechter 50yrs maritime attorneyWorldwide Jones Act attorneys and Maritime lawyers with over 100 years combined experience in Maritime Personal Injury Cases and Jones Act Seamen Claims. We also handle Houston Auto Accidents, Texas Truck Accidents, Houston Motorcycle Accidents and Texas Construction Injuries and Refinery Explosion cases. We have handled FELA cases nationwide for over 45 years, representing railroad workers injured on the job. The lawyers of SMSH are prepared to help you win your case. In order to better serve our clients we also offer services in Spanish (Espanol).

Serious Experience Representing Victims and Their Families Hurt in Maritime Disasters

SMSH has represented thousands of seamen, longshoremen, and other maritime workers, and has received outstanding recoveries for clients. SMSH has always been a strong advocate for maritime personal injury victims and the families of those who are killed while working in service of a vessel. Our concern is for the safety of those involved and helping their families find out the whereabouts and conditions of their loved ones. We have obtained multi-million dollar settlements for injured seamen and their families. The team of Jones Act attorneys and maritime lawyers at SMSH has over 100 years of combined trial experience.
SMSH represented workers and their families in the following disasters:

  • Deepwater Horizon Disaster
  • M/V Jillian Morrison Explosion
  • Bouchard Transportation Co. Inc. Barge B No. 125 Explosion
  • British Petroleum Texas City Refinery Explosion
  • Phillips 66 Refinery Explosion

Though Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P. is based in Texas we handle personal injury cases throughout the United States and in many cases, all over the world.

Meet The Partners

Matthew D. Shaffer
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Dennis Mcelwee
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Jonathan Harris
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Arthur Schechter
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Meet The Partners

Matthew D. Shaffer
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Dennis Mcelwee
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Jonathan Harris
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Arthur Schechter
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